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Tire Blow Out

I'm currently get deployed right now and get a message from my wife who was driving back home from visiting family over the weekend to call her. I had a feeling that something happened and call her right away. She's freaking out and a nervous wreck because my front passenger side tire had a blow out and messed up the quarter panel a little bit - she thought I would be mad at her because I always joke about it. She was driving down the interstate at 70 mph with our dog in the back when it blew out and managed to keep the truck on the other 3 tires and get it off to the side safely without hurting her, the dog, or anyone else on the road. Not really sure how she managed to not flip or wreck, but I give her a lot of props and exteremly glad no one got hurt. Guess it's time for 4 new tires before this happens again. Here's some pictures...
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Yep. That metal can be fixed. Flesh is a lot harder. Glad she's ok.


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I agree with Tulsa. Give her props for staying cool and getting it to the side. Body work is much easier to live with versus surgery or worse.



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No doubt.. She could've totaled the truck - as long as she's ok, I'm ok with it.. I did tell her this morning when I talked to her that she missed a spot when she cleaned it on Sunday Luckily she's a good sport about it
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Ive had those same tires on my work truck and have lost a few.

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Ive had those same tires on my work truck and have lost a few.
I've only had them for about 30-40,000 miles, so I'm not too impressed with them. Granted they are outside in the sun most of the day and probably dry rotted a little bit with sitting a good majority last year and this year while deployed, but still seems to have gone rather quickly. The tread was still decent on them and that's where it blew out on her, so I won't be going back with those.
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Are those the BFG all terrain?
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Are those the BFG all terrain?
Yes - BFG Rugged Trail, but it is an AT tire
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Might want to check the DOT manufacture date on the tire. Local tire guy I know said the compounds used in tires have changed over the past decade (i.e.: Environmentalists I suspect, forcing changes in composition?) and any tire more than 3 years old can be considered questionable. This really pisses me off, as my boat trailer tires are at 90% tread and going on 6 years old. The point the local tire guy had...was when buying new tires, always look at the manufacture date on the tires they are selling you. On every tire, followed by the letters DOT, and do not accept anything more than 3 months old. He is anticipating in a few more years, they will be required to have expiration dates on tires.....as many are blowing out, people don't understand about the new compositions, and it's becoming a safety issue. I doubt your wife damaged the sidewall or hit anything, or overloaded the truck. Nothing can be done on these newer tires to 'foresee' when this will happen. If you are deployed and she needs to go get tires, have her ask the tire shop to show her the date code on the tires. They will be amazed she knows her stuff and won't mess with her
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Might want to check the DOT manufacture date on the tire. Local tire guy I know said the compounds used in tires have changed over the past decade (i.e.: Environmentalists I suspect, forcing changes in composition?) and any tire more than 3 years old can be considered questionable. This really pisses me off, as my boat trailer tires are at 90% tread and going on 6 years old. The point the local tire guy had...was when buying new tires, always look at the manufacture date on the tires they are selling you. On every tire, followed by the letters DOT, and do not accept anything more than 3 months old. He is anticipating in a few more years, they will be required to have expiration dates on tires.....as many are blowing out, people don't understand about the new compositions, and it's becoming a safety issue. I doubt your wife damaged the sidewall or hit anything, or overloaded the truck. Nothing can be done on these newer tires to 'foresee' when this will happen. If you are deployed and she needs to go get tires, have her ask the tire shop to show her the date code on the tires. They will be amazed she knows her stuff and won't mess with her
Thank you for that information - I did not know that. They are roughly 4 years old (or been on the truck that long at least) with maybe 40,000 miles top. I called BF Goodrich and opened a claim with them, so we'll see what they say after Sears inspects the tire.
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